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Event Details

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Last group dispatches at 10:00pm

When the sun sets, the Nightmare Harvest begins!


This year’s Workhouse Haunt immerses guests through a highly-themed walk-through experience, as creepy characters deliver contactless scares in multiple scenes. Guests will travel in small groups for a frightening experience that brings them next to abandoned, historic buildings where they will encounter terrifying characters and sights that are not for the faint of heart. 

We are proud to bring live music to the patrons of Nightmare Harvest. Please see the band schedule below:

November 5th: The Badlands

The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to partner with the Lorton Community Action Center throughout October to collect food and hygiene products for those in need within the Lorton community. LCAC will be accepting non-perishable food items and is especially in need of cereal (hot or cold), canned soup, canned chicken and tuna, and pasta. They are also collecting hygiene-related and baby products including diapers & pull-ups, baby wipes, tampons, and pads. These donations support LCAC’s mission of enhancing the quality of life of residents of Southeast Fairfax County by providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs.

Q: What is the ticket price of the Workhouse Haunt?

Tickets priced from $30 per person. Eight RIP Nights will include live entertainment in the check-in area near our Haunt Bar, where guests can purchase beverages and snacks). Ticket prices for this event may rise with demand.

Q: I've heard that there are special ticketing offers for Saturday October 1 Preview Night. How do I learn more?

Yes! Exclusively on October 1, to honor our First Responders, Veterans, Active Military, Teachers, and Health-Care Workers, we are offering them one free admission when presenting a valid I.D. at the Ticket Booth. Qualified recipients of this free admission offer will still need to register online in advance for a ticketed time entry, tickets will be validated at check-in.

Q: What is the schedule of Workhouse Haunt?

Workhouse Haunt: The Collection will run on November 5. Please note that onsite ticket and concessions sales will end 30 minutes prior to closing time for each night. On November 5, the last group will be dispatched at 10:30pm.

Q: How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are being sold online in advance exclusively on this site. Tickets are sold via timed-entry. Please bring a printed copy of your confirmation page– or have it available to show on your mobile device. Historically, many nights of this popular attraction have reached sold out status, and advanced purchase is highly encouraged.

Q: Are you offering discounted group ticket sales? 

Yes! Group discounts are available when tickets are purchased in the same transaction, and discounts will be automatically applied to your online cart. Groups of 10 or more will automatically receive a 10% discount, groups of 25 or more will automatically receive a 15% discount, and groups of 50 or more will automatically receive a 20% discount. If you need assistance purchasing tickets for groups, please contact [email protected] Please note that we are staggering dispatch timing to enter the attraction, and larger groups may be broken into smaller groups and dispatched separately for you to best enjoy the attraction as it is designed. Please contact us with any questions regarding larger groups.

Q: How does timing work?

All tickets will be sold with a timed-entry in 15 minute increments. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your selected entry time to check-in and receive your dispatch group number. While waiting, there will be concessions and beverages available for sale at the Haunt Bar.

Q: What happens if there’s bad weather?

If there is a light/mild rain, this event will likely still operate. If there is heavy rain or severe weather, it may not run (or may have partial hours). Please watch our Facebook page or check the Workhouse website for any inclement weather updates.

Q: What is the refund policy?

This fundraising event is following a no-refund policy. If you are unable to attend, you may:

  • Gift your ticket to a friend/neighbor to use
  • Convert the cost of your ticket to a tax-deductible donation

If the Workhouse cancels an evening of the event for any reason, you will be contacted within 48 hours about refund or re-schedule options.

Q: What if I arrive late on the night of my reservation? Can I go through at a later time?

Our team will do our best to accommodate your ticket for a later slot that same night, but cannot guarantee entry if we are sold to capacity or if the timeline is running slower than anticipated. If you are only a few minutes late, the best advice would be to check-in as soon as you arrive.

Q: Is this a walk-through or ride-through? 

This is an outdoor walk-through attraction over a variety of terrain (e.g., paved surfaces, grassy areas, and mulched pathways), comfortable shoes are highly recommended. The attraction is wheelchair accessible.

Q: Are restrooms available and campus buildings open? 

Campus buildings will be closed during this event. Portable rest-rooms are located in the North parking lot.

Q: Will there be food and drinks? 

Bunnyman Brewing is our exclusive beer vendor for the Workhouse Haunt, and at least one food truck will be in attendance. The Workhouse Haunt Bar will feature two themed specialty cocktails and a selection of wine and soft drinks. The food truck schedule will be posted here TBA. No outside food or drink are permitted at the event.

Q: Can I walk around campus while I’m waiting? 

In order to keep the attraction spoiler-free, guests will be restricted from accessing some areas of the campus.

Q: What Covid-related precautions have been made? 

COVID MEASURES: Effective March 7, 2022, the Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc., which operates the Workhouse Arts Center, strongly recommends that all staff, artists, volunteers, students, and patrons wear a mask while inside one of the Workhouse buildings. All previous Workhouse COVID requirements polices are now suspended and this policy will remain in effect until rescinded or modified based on new CDC, Virginia State, or Fairfax County guidelines. 

Q: Can we arrive in costume to join in the fun?

For safety reasons, we do not allow guests to wear costumes, scary make-up or full-face masks when experiencing the attraction.

Q: Is this appropriate for kids?

While you will know your children best, this experience is not recommended for youth under the age of 13.

Q: Are the performers allowed to touch me? Am I allowed to touch them?

No and no.

Q: I have other questions 

For any questions not answered here please email: [email protected]

Q: I’d like to be involved with this! What do I need to do?

For both paid and volunteer opportunities for Stage Technician, Scare Actor, and Support roles, please contact: [email protected]

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: [email protected]

Venue Information

Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079

Organizer Information

Workhouse Arts Center

9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079
+1 (703) 584-2900

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